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Ayurveda Certificate Workshops, India.

 4th Annual Ayurvedic Workshop Series, 2019

Rishikesh & Fort Kochi, Kerala, India margin-right

Ayurveda, “Science of Life,” has historical roots in ancient India dating back thousands of years ago. The study and practice of Ayurveda is still growing and flourishing worldwide today.  This continuous growth of Ayurveda amongst societies comes from a sophistication and depth in understanding about the root causes of disease, and precise, intricate treatments encompassed in this science. 

In the near future, the world will need more skillfully trained Ayurvedic Practitioners, and the purpose of these workshops is to help fulfill this growing need.  This year, our 4th annual series, the first two workshops will be held in both the magical city of Rishikesh in north India, and the third and fourth workshops will be in Fort Kochi, Kerala, South India--the home of Ayurveda.  Organized and instructed by Vaidya Khabir Southwick, supported by Dr. Vikram Chauhan of Planet Ayurveda,  Dr. Arun Ambu Kakkathara of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala, and other skilled Vaidyas and Doctors of Ayurveda. 

These courses are for those who want to immerse themselves in Indian culture, and delve into the roots of Ayurveda, while learning practical clinical applications of this ancient science.

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  * No prior training or knowledge of Ayurveda is required.

Presenter and Organizer 

Khabir Southwick, Ayurvedic Practitioner, is an international Ayurvedic health-care practitioner, master herbalist and public educator of natural health-care.  For over 25 years, Khabir has helped thousands of people to naturally overcome a wide range of health conditions with Ayurvedic dietary changes, India and western herbal medicine and traditional home remedies.  Khabir formulates and provides his own herbal teas and Ayurvedic formulas to address most health conditions.  When in Ojai, Khabir maintains his health-care practice with local, national and international clients.  He has provided hundreds of classes and workshops in Southern California and internationally in France, Morocco, the UAE and India.  He also travels regularly to India for person study, these Ayurveda courses and detoxification (panchakarma) retreats which he leads. (details)

About workshops

These intensive workshops are presented for those who are interested in, studying or actively practicing [clinical] Ayurvedic health-care.  "This teaching format is for those who want an authentic and substantive hands-on training in Ayurvedic health-care (kayachikitsa) that can be used in clinical practice.  Most courses on Ayurveda are unclear about clinical applications, overly detailed or just too academic.  For those who don't know Sanskrit traditional courses on Ayurveda can also be confusing.  The goal of these workshops is to help [western] students and practitioners of Ayurveda to better grasp the functional and clinical applications of Ayurveda.  The classes are straightforward and clear without much Sanskrit terminology or references to ancient texts."

"Being a small group and eating together provides an excellent environment for questions and open discussion.  With panchakarma and prominent guest speakers each workshop is a deep immersion in Ayurveda."  Khabir

Certificate Course in Ayurveda

Khabir Southwick, in collaboration with Dr. Vikram Chauhan of Planet Ayurveda, Dr. Rekesh of Maa Yoga Ashram and Dr. Ambu of Kerala Ayurveda Vaidyasala are pleased to present this four part course in clinical Ayurvedic Health-care. This course endeavors to provide a comprehensive and authentic professional education for the health professional seeking to incorporate Ayurvedic medical principles into their self-care regimen or existing practice in caring for others.

The Course in Ayurveda is comprised of 4 four workshops and extensive home study with individual evaluations.

The required courses in his certified program:

  1.  Fundamentals and Physiology Of Ayurveda (7-days, Rishikesh)
  2.  Diagnosis methodes and Skills Of Ayurveda (7-days,Rishikesh)
  3.  Herbology and Dietary Treatments Of Ayurveda (8-days, Fort Kochi, Kerala)
  4.  Herbal Formulation and Treatments  Of Ayurveda (8-days, Fort Kochi, Kerala)

In addition to substantial home study, 5 books are required reading to complete all four courses. 

Upon the completion of each course a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT will be provided. Upon the completion of all four courses a certificate as an AYURVEDIC HEALTH CONSULTANT will be issued by Khabir Southwick. 

Testimonial regarding the program by Dr. Vikram 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA) well-known Ayurvedic doctor with a large clinic in Chandigarh, India, and owner of Planet Ayurveda worldwide distributor of quality Ayurvedic products.


Flyer of Rishikesh courses

Student Testimonials from 2018


  Video Testimonials from 2017


More testimonials 

"Khabir has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda to cement the textbook learning" Robert Linson, El Dorado, CA, USA

"Thanks your Khabir for teaching us in a clear and practical "western" style about such a subtle eastern science" Corinne, France
"I found Khabir's method and choice of supportive material thorough and expansive. I look forward to learning more from Khabir in the future." Benard Bennett, Austin Texas, USA
"I am extremely excited for this year's class [in 2017 because] the 2016 class was a great experience and loved everything we learned. . ."  Deysi Mir, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
"The Ayurveda course [in 2016] was exceptional. " Sanjana, Rajaskraran, Ojai, CA.  

"Another wonderful Ayurveda workshop at Khabir's! Everyone would benefit from this well organized workshop . . . .  Thank you Khabir for sharing your amazing knowledge."  Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA

Additional written and video testimonials from past participants

Teachings are based on classical teachings and not westernized but simplified without much use of sanskrit except for essential words. 

Travel details

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Facebook pages

For updates and informal RSVP see the Facebook pages here.

  • India 7-day Course: Principles & Physiology of Ayurveda
  • India 7-day Course: Diagnosis Methods & Skills of Ayurveda
  • India 8-day Course: Herbology & Dietary Treatments of Ayurveda
  • India 8-day Course: Herbal formulation & Treatments of Ayurveda


Khabir at 805-308-3480 for more information.

 An informative video of this magical ancient holy city - Rishikesh.  


Pictures of the ashram where the classes are held in Rishikesh. 



The beautiful and peaceful Maa Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh India 

Past graduate class with certificates. 


2018 photos

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Mailing Address:
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